Agenda

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  • Monday, September 9, 2019
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    9:00 AM  -  1:00 PM
    Risk Management Field Trips

    Visit some of the worlds top businesses, hear about complex risks, and learn first hand how they are thinking and responding to risk. Current confirmed companies include CityCenter (Aria Campus), University of Nevada Las Vegas, Springs Reserve, Hakkasan Nightclub, Wet Republic, and a behind the scenes tour of Red Rock Casino. Plus more to be announced shortly.

    Sponsored by: CorVel Corporation 

    Field Trips D4

     Optional 
    1:00 PM  -  1:45 PM
    Registration & Networking
    Valencia Ballroom
    Join industry peers prior to the conference to network. Welcome comments will immediately follow.
    1:45 PM  -  2:00 PM
    Welcoming Comments
    Grand Ballroom
    2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM
    Transforming Risk Management through Diversity and Inclusion
    Grand Ballroom
    Boeing-LogoOrganizations strive for world-class performance, but that level of performance requires discipline, clear expectations, and diversity of thought. Bavan Holloway, Boeing Chief Audit Executive, will share her journey to transform her organization with the intent of providing greater organizational value, through risked based engagement executed by a diverse, inclusive, and knowledgeable team.
    Speakers:
     Optional 
    3:00 PM  -  3:30 PM
    Networking Break & Exhibit Hall
    Valencia Ballroom
    Sponsored by: FM Global
    3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM
    Strategic Risk Management from the C-Suite
    Grand Ballroom
    George Mason Hyundai

    Companies spend an enormous amount of time developing their Strategic Plans in order to define what they want to do and how to get there.  However, not all companies spend the necessary amount of time aligning their Strategic Plan with their Risk Tolerance or Risk Appetite.  In not doing this, companies’ strategies could be taking on more risk than they are comfortable with or leaving opportunities on the table because their strategic plans are too conservative.  This presentation will give examples at both ends of the spectrum and provide a few ideas on how to achieve a balanced view.

     Optional 
    4:30 PM  -  6:00 PM
    Networking Reception & Exhibit Hall
    Valencia Ballroom
     Optional 
  • Tuesday, September 10, 2019
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    7:00 AM  -  7:45 AM
    Registration, Networking & Continental Breakfast
    Valencia Ballroom
    Join industry peers prior to the conference to network and enjoy a continental breakfast. Welcome comments will immediately follow.
     Optional 
    7:45 AM  -  8:00 AM
    Welcoming Comments
    Grand Ballroom
    8:00 AM  -  8:30 AM
    RIMS Global Update
    Grand Ballroom
    RIMS Logo 2012 (002)RIMS Board Director Patrick Sterling’s welcome address will discuss the future of risk management and provide an update from the global Society.
    Speakers:
     Optional 
    8:30 AM  -  9:30 AM
    Keeping Your Cool: Challenges of Secondary/ Concurrent Employment in Workers’ Compensation Law
    Grand Ballroom
    Session will deal with the challenges of concurrent employment in Workers’ Compensation law and how to utilize the law to minimize/ vitiate liability. The session will help attendees determine whether the concurrent/ secondary employment is causing or aggravating a work injury, the possibility of joining additional defendants to minimize/ vitiate liability and how to effectively handle such claims and avoid compensable consequence stress/ psych claims.
    Anaheim Ducks LFL&M
     Optional 
    9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM
    Making Food Safety a Priority in Restaurants
    Grand Ballroom

    A risk-based approach in bringing non-compliant facilities into compliance.

    The Southern Nevada Health District has instituted a uniform approach to guide food establishments in managing food safety risks in their facilities. This approach identifies facilities that have uncontrolled food-safety risk factors and brings accountability from a regulatory standpoint to the facility. Since instituting this approach, traditionally non-compliant facilities have either come into compliance with recognized food-safety standards or lost the ability to serve food to the public. This approach can be applied to any organization that struggles with standards compliance.
    GS5

    Speakers:
     Optional 
    10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM
    Networking Break & Exhibit Hall
    Valencia Ballroom
     

    Concurrent Session 1

    11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM
    Handling Catastrophic Property Losses
    AIG BMS Cat
     Optional 
    11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM
    Insurance Coverage Public Entity vs CGL What Should You Buy?
    Sponsored by: AAWD&M
     Optional 
    11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM
    The Human Capital Crisis in the Risk Management and Insurance Industry – Let’s Talk About Solutions.

    UNLVIt is no secret that our industry is in trouble, not from a financial, strategic or viability perspective, but because we are in a human capital crisis. Questions you should be asking concerning your organization that I will be addressing include:

    • What do millennials bring to the party?
    • What are they looking for at work?
    • How does your organization match their expectations?
    • How should we recruit Millennials?
    • How do we help them succeed?
    • What are risks?
    • Oh yeah, what about Gen Zers?

    Speakers:
     Optional 
    11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM
    Your first 90 days, what to assess and how to set priorities.
     Optional 
     
    12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM
    Networking Lunch
    Valencia Ballroom
     Optional 
    1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM
    Technology and the Risk Industry
    Grand Ballroom
     Optional 
    2:00 PM  -  2:15 PM
    Networking Break & Exhibit Hall
    Valencia Ballroom
     

    Concurrent Session 2

    2:15 PM  -  3:15 PM
    Advancing Risk Management – Earning a Seat at the Table
    SMW Risk Management
    Speakers:
     Optional 
    2:15 PM  -  3:15 PM
    Marsh Breakout Session

    Marsh logo
     Optional 
    2:15 PM  -  3:15 PM
    Mitigating Climate Risk: An examination of its effects on bond credit ratings and insurance coverage

    Climate change is having a significant impact on the insurance industry and a cascading effect on policyholders. This presentation will review the insurance industry’s evolution on the subject and present climate change from a traditional relationship of insurance carrier-to-policyholder and an inverted relationship of insurance industry as a major buyer of municipal and utility revenue bonds. The influence of climate change on insurance coverage and its challenge to such bonds as stable investments will similarly be examined. The perspective of rating agencies and municipal bond buyers will be explored, as will the concept of climate change as a grey rhino.

    Sponsored by: AAWD&M
    Allied Payden

    Speakers:
     Optional 
    2:15 PM  -  3:15 PM
    Vendor and Contractor Risk- Preventing Third-Party Failure

    Best practices and strategies deployed by the Risk Manager and methodologies put in place to protect their companies.

    CertFocus_Costco_Henry Schein_Nascar_Penta
     Optional 
     
    3:15 PM  -  3:45 PM
    Networking Break & Exhibit Hall
    Valencia Ballroom
    Sponsored by: McLarens
    3:45 PM  -  4:45 PM
    Risk 2.0: The Practice Is Changing
    Grand Ballroom
    Caesars Entertainment Corporation pngRisk Management is becoming less about how much a company spends on insurance and more about how does it leverage operational capabilities to mitigate exposure.  In today’s technocentric world, “opportunities” to change and grow are transitioning into a “need” to evolve and deliver value in new ways.  This session will discuss the evolution of the practice of risk management and some of its core activities into functions which will better serve the business of tomorrow.
    Speakers:
     Optional 
    6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM
    Platinum Party
    Valencia Ballroom
    Join the RIMS Western Regional for an evening of platinum service and peer networking without worrying about picking up the tab! Network with attendees for a fun night of entertainment, made-from-scratch food and spirits in a relaxed, casual environment.

    Sponsored by: CCMSI and Global Risk Consultants
     Optional 
  • Wednesday, September 11, 2019
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    7:30 AM  -  8:30 AM
    Registration, Networking & Continental Breakfast
    Valencia Ballroom
    Join industry peers prior to the conference to network and enjoy a continental breakfast.
     Optional 
    8:30 AM  -  9:30 AM
    Risk Manager Panel; Emergency Management and Risk Management Working Together
    Grand Ballroom
    Marsh State of NV D2The integration of risk management and emergency management to collaboratively plan, train, respond to and recover from incidents and events. 
    Speakers:
     Optional 
    9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM
    Maximizing Strategic Risks for Success
    Grand Ballroom
    Vernon Fox

    In this session, Vernon unpacks the procedural comprehensive planning that deals with the necessary strategic risks that are needed in order to take your business above the space of ordinary. Vernon uses the personal experiences of failure and triumph throughout his 14 year NFL and HS coaching career, to paint the picture of comparison to the corporate world. This session maps out a plan that tackles overcoming fear of failure, intentional focus, the reality of struggle & failure, risk, reward, and the tools needed to WIN. Attendees will walk away inspired, motivated, and equipped to attack company goals with a targeted, calculated, and strategic plan similar to the one that has helped Vernon become a top performer and MVP on every level of competitive football, as well as a 2-time coach of the year and 6-time champion in only 6 years of coaching.

    Speakers:
     Optional 
    10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM
    Networking Break & Exhibit Hall
    Valencia Ballroom
     

    Concurrent Session 3

    11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM
    Current Legislative and Regulatory Issues Every Risk Manager Needs to Know
    RIMS Logo 2012 (002)Take a deep dive into the legislative and regulatory concerns that will affect you and your organization in 2019. Tackle the rise of frivolous Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) lawsuits and examine the legislation aimed to curb these—including suits involving web site accessibility. Discuss the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (TRIA), which Congress is looking to reauthorize, the reauthorization of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). 
     
    Key Takeaways: 
    ·         Dissect current legislative and regulatory responses to issues that affect risk management
    ·         Learn how to educate Congress on the concerns of risk professionals
    Speakers:
     Optional 
    11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM
    ERM Implementation
    Gallagher LVWD Origami
    Speakers:
     Optional 
    11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM
    Flip This Risk!: Strategic Risk Communication and the Value of Storytelling

    Karen HardyThis is an abbreviated version of the PERK program presentation. Communication is a key component of many Risk Management frameworks. But communications entails more than just reviewing and sharing data from reports. How do you leverage strong storytelling to create a compelling reason for stakeholders and skeptics to support organizational strategies?. In this session, Dr Hardy, a RIMS-Certified Risk Management Professional uses her recent EMMY award-winning documentary as a backdrop for shaping the value of strategic messaging in a risk management setting for gaining continuous buy-in and support from leadership.
    For information on documentary go here: https://tinyurl.com/HardyFilm 

    Speakers:
     Optional 
    11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM
    What’s Now and What’s Next in Professional and Cyber Liability
    When it comes to professional and cyber liability, there is no crystal ball. The greatest challenge organizations face is keeping up with and staying informed about this evolving risk landscape. The threats vary widely by industry, size, and region. In this session you will hear from cyber solutions professionals as they share best practices to help organizations identify risks, quantify risks, transfer risks, protect critical assets and recover from incidents.
    CS3A D2
     Optional 
     
    12:00 PM  -  12:15 PM
    Networking Lunch
    Valencia Ballroom
     Optional 
    12:15 PM  -  1:15 PM
    Are you aware of your airspace security risks and threats?
    Grand Ballroom
    911SecurityOne of the top security and risk concerns in 2019 is Airspace Security. Drones are being transformed into powerful weapons to create Aerial, Cyber, and IP-theft threats to Corporations, Universities, Stadiums, Government entities, Critical Infrastructures, events and more. Protecting airspace is a new problem for most enterprises.Some incidents have made the news; many more go unreported. We will identify drone threats, advise on best practices, discuss FAA drone rules and regulations and go over a client case study. 
    Speakers:
     Optional 
    1:15 PM  -  1:30 PM
    Networking Break & Exhibit Hall
    Valencia Ballroom
     

    Concurrent Session 4

    1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM
    Aging Workforce and Workers Compensation: How to Manage Senior Workers' Comp Injuries and Costs
    myMatrixAs people live longer, safety concerns will accompany this aging demographic. With a higher prevalence of age-related conditions in older workers, workers’ compensation expenses are expected to increase proportionally. Older workers experience fewer work-related injuries; however, when they get injured, injuries are often more severe. The pharmaceutical care of this population is complicated by three factors: 1) seniors respond differently to medications, 2) dosing adjustments must accompany renal and hepatic changes, and 3) this population takes proportionally more prescriptions than younger patients. This session will discuss the change in the workforce and how this will impact risk management.
    Speakers:
     Optional 
    1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM
    Construction Risk
    CS4C
     Optional 
    1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM
    Emerging Risks: You Can’t Afford to Ignore What You May Not Understand
    Sedgwick Institute

    One of the bigger challenges for risk leaders is getting ahead of poorly understood or completely unforeseen risks. They're not usually "black swans" as they've likely already occurred elsewhere and may a part of your organization's future. One this is certain: you can't afford to ignore these poorly understood exposures. CEO’s want to know what they can’t anticipate that will impact stakeholder expectations.

    This session will explain how to get ahead of these concerns and will include:

    • Why try to manage the “Unmanageable?”
    • Identifying emerging risks
    • Best practice considerations
    • What is VUCA World?
    • Selected emerging risks to consider
    • Key take-a-ways for your next steps
    Speakers:
     Optional 
    1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM
    Establishing a Corporate Safety Culture and Return to Work Program

    Even with the best work safety programs, injuries and accidents can still happen. Returning employees to work is one of the most effective practices employers can do to reduce injury and illness. Partnering with the right physicians and communication throughout the claim let’s your employee know that they are valued. Leo Ferns, Las Vegas Valley Water District, Safety Manager, Sandra Swickard, Las Vegas Valley Water District, Risk Mgmt. Officer, will explain how effective communication and oversight help reduce the total number of claims filed and control claims costs.

    Dr. Vladimir Sinkov, Nevada Orthopedic and Spine Center, Orthopedic Spine Surgeon, will explain the importance of utilizing minimally invasive procedures whenever possible to reduce recovery times and get the employee back to productive work.

    Sponsored by:
     AAWD&M

    Las Vegas Nevada
     Optional 
     
    2:30 PM  -  2:45 PM
    Networking Break & Exhibit Hall
    Valencia Ballroom
    2:45 PM  -  3:45 PM
    State of the Television Industry
    Grand Ballroom
    Netflix cropped

    From large-scale mergers and acquisitions to billions of dollars pouring into content creation, the entertainment landscape is shifting more rapidly than ever before. Gone are the days where consumers in the U.S. will readily shell out $80+ for 200-channel cable packages. Consumers today want to choose the content they purchase and be able to consume it anytime, anywhere. In this session, Sahil Punamia (Marketing Strategist for Netflix U.S.) will discuss these major consumer trends and opportunities for all stakeholders in the television industry.

    Speakers:
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    3:45 PM  -  4:00 PM
    Closing Comments & Exhibit Hall Prizes
    Grand Ballroom
    4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM
    WRC Delegates Meeting
    This is the business meeting of the Western Regional Conference Delegates. Delegates are individuals that each Chapter in the Western Region of RIMS has selected to represent their Chapter. A call in number for those Chapter’s that are not attending the conference will be provided.
     Optional 
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